Jermaine Dupri performs at the 2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture at New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome in June 2023. (Josh Brasted/WireImage)
The areas along this route are essential, including Old National Village, Atlanta Metro Studios, Riverdale Town Center and Riverdale City Hall, all adding meaning to the celebration.
During an interview, Jermaine Dupri shared his thoughts and feelings about this particular moment. He expressed the deep personal connection this project holds for him.
“It’s an amazing moment in my life,” Dupri said, emphasizing that he once had to walk to Old National HWY to catch this same bus.
He continued, “It’s amazing to know that people who live in that neighborhood can get an opportunity to see this. It should be inspiring to the kids who live there. I feel like this is one of the most Atlanta things that I can do. This is something that belongs to the city.”
The So So Def Recordings label has played a pivotal role in shaping the hip-hop and R&B scenes over the past three decades. Dupri’s contributions to the music industry are immense, and the custom-wrapped bus is a tribute to his accomplishments and the community that nurtured his talent.
The unveiling of the bus signifies a cultural milestone and a celebration of the power of music and its ability to inspire generations. Jermaine Dupri and MARTA have created a unique blend of art, history and transportation in the heart of Atlanta, allowing passengers to embark on a journey that pays homage to the city’s musical legacy.
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Source: Black Enterprise